For good or for bad, there’s a fair chance that “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot” isn’t the movie those words might shape in your mind.
“Rampage” comes close to consideration for a family-friendly “Godzilla” alternative whose ham-handed drama only sometimes gets in the way of creative creature feature carnage.
“The Devil’s Doorway” has enough meat on its bones to earn a leg up on “The Devil Inside,” but not enough intrigue to bump past the chills of “The Last Exorcism.”
I’m sorry to have to say this to anyone who has yet to hear it, or may be unwilling to accept it. “5th Passenger” is simply a flop.
It rightly recognizes the larger-than-life filmmaker as true cinema royalty, and never misses an opportunity to express that positive perspective to viewers.
Viewers are treated to a varietal assortment of bite-sized blah masquerading as an interwoven microbudget movie.
Despite initially appearing as though it might have uniquely foreign flavor, “Ouija Séance” ends up being tap water terror from a microbudget faucet.
With a marital strife melodrama sitting at its center, “The Domestics” has too tame of a tempo for the campy component of its setup to stay in step with the style.
“Tau” ogles Maika Monroe so obsessively that I wouldn’t be surprised if her talent agent sued the production company for misrepresentation of their project’s purpose.
“Hover” plays less like a traditional Syfy thriller and more like an “Erin Brockovich” drama that happens to have a mild science-fiction overlay.
“The Russian Bride” doesn’t establish a gun so much as it lays out an entire Chekhov’s arsenal of future story beats.
Imagine “Hereditary” with a foreign fright film flavor, but presented with James Wan’s sense of cinematic spook-showmanship.
The movie stocks several secrets up its sleeve to notch it above being another routine run through a harrowing home invasion.
Bahrani’s film comes off Frankenstein’s table as a lumbering brute built from mismatched parts that don’t work well in unison.
Simplicity stales quickly, drying the movie into a 90-minute apocalyptic redux that doesn’t seem to say much about the human condition, or the inhuman one for that matter.
“Darkness Reigns” forgets to oil its setup with an actual story, leaving an unpopped dud to rattle around an empty bag.
Pop scares and slaughter push mystery and tension aside, putting “Prey at Night” in line with any number of other “masked killer on the loose in the dark” films.
Familiarity keeps Huh’s smoldering thriller from reaching a full boil, yet supernatural suspense stays simmering with a menacing mood insistently bubbling underneath.
As long as a mouth expects the familiar taste of Taco Bell, “Truth or Dare’s” fast food flavor satiates a quick craving for scary movie simplicity.
It’s in everyone’s best interests to move away from this forgettable flotsam as swiftly as possible.